MS Dhoni ‘The Godfather’: The Undisputed Baap of IPL Dominance


The Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen the rise of numerous cricket legends over its 14 seasons, with players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, and MS Dhoni showcasing extraordinary talent. Among them, one figure stands out as the undisputed Baap of IPL.

Since the IPL’s inception in 2008, players like Virat Kohli have made significant marks, with Kohli becoming the league’s leading scorer after joining Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, it’s MS Dhoni who truly embodies the spirit of dominance in the IPL.

Dhoni’s association with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) since the league’s inception has been nothing short of legendary. Leading CSK to four IPL titles and a record nine IPL finals, Dhoni’s leadership prowess is unparalleled. Even during CSK’s suspension in 2016 and 2017, Dhoni led the Rising Pune Supergiant, further solidifying his legacy.

Known for his impeccable finishing skills, Dhoni has amassed 4,746 runs in the IPL with an average of 40 runs per game and a strike rate in the mid-130s. Despite facing criticism for his performance decline in recent seasons, Dhoni’s ability to turn matches on their heads in the final overs remains unmatched.

In 2021, Dhoni silenced his critics by leading CSK to their fourth IPL championship, reaffirming his status as the Baap of IPL. As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the upcoming IPL season, Dhoni’s legacy continues to inspire awe and admiration, making him the true Godfather of the Indian Premier League.